Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Ohio Stadium's $42M Facelift to Reduce Seating Capacity
by David Jablonski March 2016
Gene Smith wants to add 35 loge boxes and 12 luxury suites. Ohio Stadium's seating capacity will be 102,854 starting in 2018. The renovation will result in a loss of approximately 2,600 seats, mostly in the B-deck.
- Temple Selects Architect to Design Proposed Stadium
by Susan Snyder March 2016
Temple University has selected Moody Nolan, which calls itself the largest African American-owned and -managed architecture firm in the country, to design a proposed football stadium for its North Philadelphia neighborhood, officials announced Monday.
- New Braves Ballpark Could Feature Zip Line
by Atlanta Journal-Constitution March 2016
The Atlanta Braves are considering a "zip line" for SunTrust Park, although the team provided no details about how it would operate, where it would be located or if there would be a charge for fans to zip around the new stadium.
- No-Bid Process for ODU Stadium Would Save Time, Money
by Harry Minium March 2016
- District to Install New Turf, Other Projects Planned
by Nick Blizzard March 2016
Replacing turf at Roush Stadium is expected to begin next week as Kettering City school district starts upgrades financed with the passage of a March school levy. The project at the football facility should start Monday, said Ken Lackey, director of business services for Kettering City Schools.
- Opinion: Players, Team Would Benefit From New Stadium
by Vic Carucci March 2016
There are plenty of skeptics who aren't buying the view of the NFL and some of its club owners that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium to enhance their long-term viability. They think it's all about greed, about billionaires wanting to line their pockets with no concern for the Bills or Western New York. After all, the NFL didn't become the gargantuan, money-making monster it is by being all warm and fuzzy with its business dealings.
- Suicide Bombing Kills 41 at Iraq Soccer Stadium
by Stuart Goldman March 2016
A suicide bombing at a soccer stadium in Iraq killed 41 and injured 105 last Friday, according to multiple reports.
- Massive Scoreboard Trend on Display in Twin Cities
by Jason Gonzalez March 2016
Target Center will showcase the largest center-hung arena scoreboard in the Upper Midwest starting this summer. The Timberwolves and Lynx released images of the monstrosity Wednesday and raved about the 4,300 square feet of display space.
- David Beckham Secures Site for Miami Soccer Stadium
by Douglas Hanks and David Smiley March 2016
David Beckham and his investors have purchased the private land needed for a new stadium in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, the organization announced Thursday, marking the first time the celebrity athlete has actually acquired Miami real estate for his Major League Soccer franchise.
- Minneapolis Construction Firm Tapped for Bucks Arena
by Rick Barrett March 2016
A Minneapolis firm has been named general contractor for construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Mortenson Construction says it is the second-largest sports complex builder in the country, having completed more than 160 sports and entertainment projects in the U.S., and currently building the future homes of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings (U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis) and MLB's Atlanta Braves (SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Ga.). Mortenson also has been hired to build the Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. "Mortenson and all our team members are excited to be selected by the Bucks organization as the builder for their new arena," Derek Cunz, vice president and general manager of Mortenson's Sports Group, said in a news release.